159 episodes

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

Lore Aaron Mahnke

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Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

    Episode 155: Skin Deep

    Episode 155: Skin Deep

    Some stories are very familiar to us, but our understanding of them is only the tip of the iceberg. Even one of folklore’s most legendary creatures has roots that are almost forgotten today—roots that are both ancient and terrifying.
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    • 35 min
    Episode 154: Adding It Up

    Episode 154: Adding It Up

    Everywhere you go these days, there are superstitions. Many are modern, and not much more than clever word games or rhymes designed to help us remember things. But a few are older, with roots in a past that’s a bit darker than we’d like to admit. 
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    • 35 min
    Episode 153: Hold On

    Episode 153: Hold On

    Sometimes the past sticks around because we work hard to make sure it’s never forgotten. Other times, it stays with us because we refused to let it go. But in one American city, the past seems to have stuck around for darker reasons.
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    • 33 min
    Episode 152: Follow the Leader

    Episode 152: Follow the Leader

    Folklore is filled with stories that evolve over time, and while the originals are full of drama and fright, it’s in the evolution that they truly come to life.
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    Daily Harvest: Daily Harvest helps you stock your home with clean, delicious food that’s built on real fruits and vegetables. Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code LORE to get $25 off your first box.


    Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE.


    Casper: From bedding, bed frames, and even a dog bed, Casper has everything to build the dream bedroom—for every kind of sleeper. Visit Casper.com to get $100 off your mattresses order by using the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply.

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    • 34 min
    Episode 151: By the Book

    Episode 151: By the Book

    For a very long time, people have believed that our world is filled with magic. Secret knowledge and hidden truths that we can use to unlock power and privilege. It’s a belief that’s taken all shapes and forms, but there’s one common thread tying it all together: books.
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    This episode of Lore was sponsored by:


    The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest recommendation: The Celtic World.



    SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. No contracts, no salespeople, just simple and easy security. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore today, and you’ll get a FREE HD Camera.


    Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%.

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    • 38 min
    Episode 150: Addition

    Episode 150: Addition

    History can be easy to brush aside or paint over, giving us the illusion of control. But just because we can’t see the past doesn’t mean it’s not there, active and powerful, working behind the scenes to remind us of our tragedy and pain.
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    This episode of Lore was sponsored by:


    Native: Native creates safe, effective personal care products that use trusted ingredients and performance. For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDEO.com/lore20 and use promo code LORE20 during checkout.


    Daily Harvest: Daily Harvest helps you stock your home with clean, delicious food that’s built on real fruits and vegetables. Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code LORE to get $25 off your first box


    Grim & Mild: Check out the brand new shows from Lore creator Aaron Mahnke’s new production company, Grim & Mild. In August, American Shadows arrives to reveal forgotten tales from US history. And September brings us The Hidden Djinn, a 10-episode season exploring the folklore that gave us genies.

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

C-kate-the kitty lover ,

Great

This is my favourite podcast. Aarons episodes are super interesting and I highly recommend listening to this amazing podcast. -thanks Aaron!

DarkLady1112 ,

Great for work

I listen to this podcast while I’m at work.
It’s great to have as something to listen to in the background. It has easy to follow storylines, gets the main points of the topic and doesn’t trail on for hours per topic because the story gets side tracked. I’ve binged all the episodes and will keep listening.

S_English ,

Darkness never was more beautiful

From the note pages of the most obscure works of history, to the whispered rumors of old timers in far away locations, Aaron takes us through a tour of the unknown and the misunderstood. It’s an incredible journey through witchcraft, hauntings, legends, unexplained sightings. A true dark delight

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